AeroVironment Appoints Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer

July 07, 2015

AeroVironment Appoints Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer

MONROVIA, Calif., July 7, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Cook succeeds Teresa Covington, who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 5, 2015. Teresa will remain Vice President, Finance. The company’s announcement follows an extensive search conducted by the Board of Directors, with the assistance of a leading global executive search firm, to identify a new chief financial officer.

Tim Conver, AeroVironment chairman and chief executive officer, said, “Raymond’s nearly 30 years of financial experience, combined with high-tech manufacturing expertise, is an ideal fit for AeroVironment. Following a thorough search, we’re delighted to welcome Raymond to our executive team, as we continue to strengthen our market leadership positions, move key programs forward to generate long-term value, and reinforce our strategic plan. We look forward to working closely with Raymond to extend our track record of successfully driving innovation.”

Conver continued, “On behalf of everyone at AeroVironment, I want to thank Teresa for assuming the additional responsibilities over the past five months and look forward to benefiting from her expertise through her continued service at AeroVironment.”

“I am very proud to be affiliated with a company as highly accomplished, forward-thinking and respected as AeroVironment,” said Cook. “It’s an honor to be part of a company that is committed to excellence and customer service.”  

About Raymond Cook
 

Prior to joining AeroVironment, Cook was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Silicon Image, Inc., a provider of video, audio and data connectivity solutions for mobile, consumer electronics and enterprise markets, in Sunnyvale, Calif. In his role at Silicon Image, Cook served as a financial, business and strategic adviser to senior management and the board of directors, and oversaw all areas of financial planning and analysis, including annual operation planning, accounting, consolidations, SEC reporting, investor relations, corporate business development and strategy, treasury, and stock administration for the multi-national company. Cook previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of STEC, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of enterprise-class solid-state data storage solutions, and as vice president, finance and corporate controller of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a developer of semiconductor solutions for communication applications in wireless networks.

Cook earned his Master’s in Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Accounting degrees from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.


About AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty.Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.


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